Kentucky Basic Skills Requirement - Reciprocity Pathway
Basic Skills Exam: Praxis Core Academic Skills for Educators: Combined Test (5751)
While the Kentucky Department of Education does not require a basic skills exam for certification, WGU requires all students in the Teachers College pass a basic skills test within the first six months of entering the Foundations of Teaching (FOT) domain. Students planning to license in Kentucky must pass all three sections of the PRAXIS Core.
Alternate Basic Skills Options (GRE or Praxis I):
GRE: You may be permitted to use your Graduate Record Exam (GRE) to satisfy the basic skills exam requirement if you achieved the following scores:
Prior to August 1, 2011:
After August 1, 2011:
For information on ordering a GRE score report, click here.
Praxis I: For students who took the Praxis I prior to June 1, 2013, you must have achieved the minimum score requirements set forth by WGU. WGU's minimum score requirements may be found in the WGU Basic Skills article in this handbook. For students who took the Praxis I between June 1, 2013 and August 31, 2014, you must have achieved the minimum score requirements set forth by Kentucky: (174 on Mathematics, 176 on Reading, and 174 on Writing).
For information on test dates, fees, and registration, see the Praxis web site.
To ensure WGU receives your scores and can verify your eligibility for field experiences, you must fax a copy of your official score report to the Assessments Office at 1-801-606-7021 or email a scanned copy to firstname.lastname@example.org. If you uploaded your official basic skills passing scores as part of your Field Experience application, you do not need to fax or email your scores separately.
The Kentucky Education Professional Standards Board (EPSB) requires graduates from an out-of-state institution, like WGU, to obtain a license in the home-state of the program (Utah) prior to applying for a license in Kentucky.
All Praxis exams must be less than 5 years old at time you apply for licensure in Kentucky.
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